Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/07

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Subject: [Leica] Re: DOF DOESN'T EXIST! (was: how can the 75 Lux focusgobad?)
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 14:14:13 -0800
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>Mark Rabiner jotted down the following:
>> DOF for me is lining up what i want in focus so it fits in between the 8's 
>> then shooting at f11.

>At 03:52 PM 2/7/01 -0500, Martin Howard wrote:

>Yep, that's exactly what I do too.  To me, most of the time, it looks good,
>but then I rarely print over 8x10" and never over 11x14".  BTW -- if you
>shoot things at "infinity" and want DOF to cover that, there was an
>interesting article some time back in (I think) Photo Techniques about how
>you can get better looking photographs by focussing at infinity and using a
>small aperture size.  I think it might also be on the web.

I suspect that, that is what everyone, using an RF camera, does. For large
blow-ups, think f/8, shoot at f/16. With the newer APO & ASPH lenses, this
is critical. You can relax this when using older non modern design lenses.


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